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Jul 4, 2011 6:00am EDT
." i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist in for eun yang. it is monday morning, the fourth of july, 2011. take a live look outside. the sun is up. temperatures in the mid-70s. here outside our studios. tom kierein is here talking about the possibility of more storms. >>> unfortunately, later this afternoon, we could get some. right now, though, it's a tranquil start to this fourth of july morning, and for the parades later today and the picnics, it should be dry. however, late afternoon it's like around 5:00 into the evening is when we have that chance of storpms. radar not picking up any storms. perhaps a sprinkle in montgomery county and the southern shenandoah valley right just south of harrisonburg. and temperatures around the region near 70 in the suburbs and rural areas. near the bay and at the atlantic beaches, low to mid-70s. it's in the mid-70s in washington. over the last 12 hours, the storms we had come through last night have really pretty much dissipated over the atlantic ocean. we do have considerable cloudiness this morning. there's the cloud cover from capitol hill,
Jul 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
'm aaron gilchrist, in for joe krebs today. we begin with a live look outside. as difficult as it may be to take that look with the haze in the sky. 75 degrees outside our studios right now. it's going to be a scorcher. uncomfortable sort of a day. >> that is. i don't think i've ever taken in so much water just trying to stay hydrated. you take it in, you sweat it right back out. >> good reminder, though, to stay hydrated. >> that's right. for doing anything, even just standing around. you start sweating. >>> let's take a look around the area. boy, it is sticky right now. 77 degrees. humidity up to 84%. dewpoint temperature at 72 degrees. at the beginning of the week, we started out with a dewpoint temperature in the-o 60s. low and mid-60s. in the 70s, it's going to stay in the low 70s. high humidity not just here but so much of the country. that heat index by later today, it sits near 80 degrees. it's going to be up around 100 degrees later today. currently you are sitting at 75 degrees in burke. aspen hill in bethesda at 72. trinidad and tinley town at 77. mitchellville, good mornin
Jul 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
" around 6:11. aaron and joe? >> thanks very much, tom. >>> right now a big overnight mess on the beltway is gone. but it was a much different story overnight. traffic right now is moving though again. >> while you were sleeping wires came down on the highway forcing crews to shut down that road between i-66 and route 7. news 4's tracee wilkins has been live on the scene all morning long. tracee, we could still see problems from this little issue, right? >> reporter: yes, we could. they need to do more repairs. could you imagine, if they didn't get the power lines up, what the traffic would have been like? but they did make a temporary repair. the infamous power lines we've been talking about all morning long. there's the power line up again because they were able to tighten it by pulling it up on the west end and getting it up off the highway for now. this is just a temporary repair. dominion is going to come back and do a more permanent one. they're going to figure out a later date to do that at a time when it's not going to impact the traffic on the beltway. let me show you the backups
Jul 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
on "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist in for eun yang. >> sun just up this morning. it is a gorgeous sky for a gorgeous day. 69 degrees right now. let's go right to tom kierein to find out about the forecast for today and the weekend. >>> you step out, and the air is filled with bird song. we've got a wonderful morning once again under way. another view of the sunrise. live picture from the high definition skywatcher camera. and northeast washington in the foreground. off in the distance, prince george's county. the sun up on a partly cloudy sky. temperatures around the region, it's cool in the central shenandoah valley and the mountains of western maryland and west virginia, only the 50s there. from the blue ridge east, most locations in the low to mid-60s. upper 60s in washington and right by the bay. later today, we'll have temperatures climbing to around mid-70s by 9:00. should be near 80 by noontime. then mid-80s by midafternoon. probably more clouds around today than we had yesterday. a beautiful summer day coming up with low humidity in place. then it's going to continue. looks li
Jul 9, 2011 6:30am PDT
news concerning a certain japanese american left tenant or aaron wataga >> yeah, lieutenant aaron wataga >> could you talk about how that story influenced your process and your writing of this play? . >> as i worked with the question of the no no boy, this whole thing with lieutenant aaron pataga who was a japanese american lieutenant who refused deployment to iraq. he said i'll serve anywhere else, but i refuse to go to iraq on the grounds that he believed it's unconstitutional. he is in the process of being court martialed, i think most recently there was something like a mistrial and i don't know if he's come up again. but what's interesting is that the lieutenant aaron wataga case as it played out in, quote, the ethnic newspapers, japanese american community, has brought about sort of what i think is a similar response to the no no boys in that he is being viewed not by all, but certainly by the military groups, the ones that were extraordinarily brave, the 442nd, by some of them as a traitor and as a coward. lieutenant aaron wataga should serve. and what's interesting is, aga
Jul 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
by tomorrow. good morning, and welcome back to "news 4 today," i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist in for eun yang. it's thursday, july 14th. and a sharp contrast to what we've seen the last few days. waking up with temperatures in the 80s in some cases. not the case today. >> yeah, the sun's up and the temperature's down. and so is the humidity, thankfully. we had a tremendous drop in humidity overnight. it has dropped down to just near 60 degrees now in prince george's county. arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties only in the low 60s. and right near the bay, low 70s, a little bit of breeze off the waters. otherwise only in the 60s, most locations. out in western maryland, much of west virginia in the mid and upper 50s. so, quite a dramatic drop here since yesterday. thanks to this high pressure that has come in overnight. and it will be with us here for the next several days and it will linger all the way into the weekend. so for this day, we will have our temperatures by 9:00 into the mid 70s. noontime around 80, and midafternoon into the mid 80s with low humidity and lots of
Jul 1, 2011 12:00am PDT
quarterback aaron rodgers. and music from 311. >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel with n ns about the bud light president paradise cruise, with two cruise ships, 4,000 ship mapts and one private caribbean island. might be the best time you never want to talk about. we go now to guillermo who is sailing the high seas. how it is going out there, guillermo? >> oh, hi, jimmy. thank you for sending me on the port paradise cruise. i'm having the time of my life. i just wish my chihuahuas paco and pepe were here with me. i hope they're doing okay. hola, how are you? si, i miss you, too. do not be sad and lonely. i'll be home soon. >> guillermo! i need more sun tan lotion on my back. >> hey, i got to go, guys. bye! [ barking ] ♪ >> dicky: the bud light port paradise cruise sets sail again this year. find out how to get aboard at facebook dauj/budlight. bud light. here we go. "jimmy kimmel live," back in two minutes with shia labeouf. green bay packers quarterback aaron rodgers. and music from 311. [ male announcer ] this july the classic subway italian b.m.m.® is the next featured $5 footlong™ of
Jul 4, 2011 3:00pm PDT
some noise. local sales manager of the quiet storm, kbrx manager mr. aaron jones. >> can you -- thank you, thank you. kblx is celebrating its 30th anniversary of local radio in san francisco. please funeral -- tune in to 102.9 and join in our 30th year anniversary. right now i want to introduce the kblx steppers. ♪ [ringing bells] ♪ woooo ♪ oooooo ♪ ♪ i'd love to express it ♪ >> aaron jones, ladies and gentlemen, kblx. the quiet storm quiet no more. thanks, et great job. excellent job, part-timers. let's hear it for them. that was i guess the amateur portion if you can call it that because everybody rehearsed so hard the let's hear it for everybody. shanell wang, aaron and scotty. now time to move on to the professional category. the muni experts. the professionals have up to 30 seconds for a warmup and up to two minutes to ring the bill -- bell. now it the time to bring up the heavy artillery. selected by a panel of judges in two preliminary rounds, these six men who have been selected to ring in random order are your troneds -- contenders for the title of 47th annual c
Jul 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
from this video. you can see the boy walking in front of a man who has been identified as libby aaron. he asked for directions. at 2:30 a.m. wednesday morning cops entered his attic apartment. >> when detectives asked where the boy was, aaron nodded toward the kitchen, where detectives noticed blood on the freezer handle. >> they believe that aaron panics, smothering the boardy and dismembering him. >> that is beyond crazy. >> police are investigating the suspect to see if he is involved in any other cases involving missing children. >>>>> john edwards lawyers are back in court today. he is facing a federal judge in north carolina. prosecutors have a 300,000 b- page document the evidence. >>> we're following the latest of evidence in the uk phone hacking scandal. three u.s. lawmakers are now asking the fbi to investigate allegations that 9/11 victims were targeted. reporters are accused of bribing police officers to have into telephone voice mail. >>> home foreclosures plunged dramatically in the first half of the year. but heart -- but part of the reason is that banks are falling beh
Jul 5, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist in for eun yang. it is tuesday, july 5th, as we take a live look outside. the sun is up over the nation's capit capital. lots of folks heading back to work. maybe got the windows cracked to start the morning. >>> the humidity dropped a little bit. a pleasant start. looks like a delightful summer day under way. here's the sky watcher camera looking into montgomery county, looking north from upper northwest washington. a blue sky there. it's cleared out there. still some lingering clouds in washington, virginia, and southern maryland, eastern shore, where they're getting a few sprinkles right now around the lower part of the eastern shore, and temperatures there in the mid and upper 70s. close to washington, near 70 prince george's county. mid-70s in washington. montgomery, arlington, fairfax counties have now dipped down into the 60s. it's in the low to mid-60s farther west and north. and out of the mountains of western maryland. look at the heavy rain that passed just south of washington and thankfully missed the mall for all of the events and festivities
Jul 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
, aaron? >> 9:00 still 90 degrees. >> thanks a lot. >> this morning part of georgia avenue is still closed from a massive water main break. water crews are trying to fix a 16-inch main that broke yesterday morning. 4 million gallons of water spilled into the streets and damaged nearby homes. >> southbound georgia avenue is closed between randolph road and henderson avenue. no word on when the road will reopen. let's go to danella sealock now with a look at conditions on the roads right now. >> georgia avenue, good news is you can take the northbound lanes, and also i would suggest taking connecticut avenue as an alternate route for you. now in rockville we have a problem. early morning fire has parts of rockville pike shut down. your closures are between security lane and edison lane. if i were you identify take nicholson lane and tuckerman lane to continue your commute. also congestion is building in our area. i want to show you the good news, this is 270 south at clarksburg. it's open for you. however, as you drive south passing 109, you're going to see major delays. i want to show you 6
Jul 16, 2011 12:00pm PDT
by aaron starr. >> the legislative sponsor, supervisor mirkarimi, he and his staff were not able to be here tonight. this was scheduled as an informational briefing for you, all of this is a generalized as an action item. the supervisor has requested that no official action be taken tonight. the planning commission is going to be hearing this on august 4. we will have another opportunity to read here it after the commission meeting for the official recommendation or the official response from the small business commission. that said, you can direct staff, if there are any comments to pass on to the planning commission, directed to aaron starr -- direct it to aaron starr, or you can direct us to -- to write some recommendations for the planning department to consider. >> hello. i am with the planning department's staff. i am going to present to you the proposed legislation introduced as part of the planning department recommendation. i will start by going over current recommendations and finally the staff proposal. currently, there are 13 definitions for eating and drinking uses in the plann
Jul 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
one of the busiest travel times of the year. good morng. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. eun yang is off today. welcome to "news 4 today" as we take a live look outside right now. it's 5:00 a.m. and we are down at 68 degrees. so much cooler than it's been the last couple of morning. and it's going to stay this way for awhile. >> i just thought i could hear a chorus of aaah off in the distance. >> and applause for you. >> thank you very much. thank you very much. well, we've had a wonderful change occur overnight. you can see it in the sky there. look at the visibility. excellent visibility this morning. the summer haze is gone. and temperature down to a comfy 71 at reagan national. mid 70s right by the bay, just a mile away from the waters. down into the 60s on the eastern shore, much of southern maryland. prince george's county in the low 60s. down into the low 60s in montgomery county. much of fairfax county. arlington county upper 60s. weather watchers reporting from the highlands western maryland and west virginia, only in the  50s there. shenandoah valley, blue rid
Jul 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist in for joe krebs. we take a live look outside. you get that picture that is a bit deceiving because it's kind of pretty. if you step outside, different story. >> it is pretty. >> the picture, yes. >> when you look at it, it's pretty. you can't feel it from here. >> when you feel it, boy, are you going to feel it. >> that's true. what do you do? you do things to beat the heat, right? >> what can you do besides stay indoors? >> you can do what we did here. all the guys on the crew decided to wear their short pants to work, their bermuda shorts some. i'm going to be tweeting aaron's look, his whole bermuda shorts ensemble later. >> you want to do it? let's do it. >> look at that. you see that? i got the shorts on. >> can we get the socks? >> look at that. >> actually, this is classic because aaron told us that he did all the research. >> yes. and in bermuda the businessmen do, in fact, wear shorts with their shirt and tie. >> i like it. i think that, you know, in honor of the heat, that a lot of d.c., the offices might want to take this look
Jul 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
on edge. an elderly man shot and killed in his home. good morning. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist in for joe krebs today. welcome to "news 4 today." it is wednesday, july 20th. as we take a live look outside this morning, 76 degrees right now. that's not the bad part. >> no. >> the bad part is the humidity. >> the wall of humidity that smacks you right in the face. >> exactly. >> and ruin your hair. >> muggy, warm, not a whole lot's changed since we were sleeping, and we're going to be right back up to where we were yesterday. >>> upper 90s throughout the area. in fact, for today poor air quality again. code orange alert. metropolitan council of governments issued that. that means those of you with respiratory ailments, they're young and very old. you'll want to limit your time outdoors today. right now at 77 degrees. we've got a calm wind. with that calm wind and with the moisture, the rainfall we picked up yesterday, could be a little bit of fog around the area. temperatures currently at 77. new carrollton at 76 right now. little lower. springville at 75. colesville an
Jul 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist in for joe krebs this morning. >>> we begin with what definitely, unmistakably, is going to be a sweaty, nasty commute for you. the heat actually causing the air conditioners to malfunction, trains to be delayed, and then there is the hike up a broken escalator or broke down escalator. whatever. news 4's melissa mollet at dupont circle at the metro there where extreme heat could make for a pretty ugly commute, melissa. >> reporter: could be a nasty commute for anybody riding metro today just because of the heat. these extra escalators that are down. we have six escalators here down at dupont circle, and i have hiked up those escalators when they're not working, and you're right. it is not fun for metro riders. these workers that are out and about can't fix these broken down escalators quickly enough. the extreme heat has been tough for everybody, especially commuters dealing with the hot cars, and those escalators just at a standstill. inside the trains, the demand for cool air is really stressing ac units, we understand. crews worked al
Jul 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
has resigned as chief executive of news international. aaron is here. a business decision, this one? >> well, look, another shock -- well, in two weeks of shocks we've had coming out of this story. now, this is quite amazing, because yesterday's story was trying to get rebekah brooks and, of course, rupert murdoch's son in front of this hearing committee, where they are expected to be grilled very hard. now, rebekah brooks had said she welcomed to answer the questions, but some of the questions she said she may not be able to answer. now, he's the question, because this is just breaking, we're still basically reading across here and just trying to find out the implications. does this mean now that she has stepped down as the chief of news international, which, for our global viewers, the arm that -- the murdoch arm that runs all the newspapers, which includes the now-defunct "news of the world," which clomesed down last sunday. does she still have to appear and answer or not answer some of these very, very tricky questions? so this is a fascinating twist here. of course, we still ar
Jul 21, 2011 11:00am EDT
of history. good morning and welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm aaron gilchrist in for barbara harrison. it's thursday, july 21st, 2011. we'll have more on the shuttle landing in a live report in just a few minutes. first, though, we begin with the extreme heat we're all dealing with. it can be downright deadly. at least 22 people have died from the heat wave nationwide. right now, at least 34 states and the district of columbia under heat advisories and warnings. that means nearly 141 million americans are affected. this is all because of a heat dome caused by a huge area of high pressure that is compressing hot, moist air beneath it. that heat dome is now over our area. and to give you an idea of just how hot it is outside in the middle of the afternoon, we used a special infrared laser thermometer to measure surface temperatures. a tennis court in rockville, 133 degrees. the scoreboard at a nearby baseball field in cabin john park, 103 degrees. but the seats registered at 136 degrees and the dugout, the railing there went in at 169 degrees. taking a live look outside right now, the hazy
Jul 19, 2011 12:00am PDT
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Jul 19, 2011 12:00am EDT
a hitch. >> roseanne barr. >> i am in love with the macadamia nut. >> aaron paul. >> seriously, i come here like two or three nights a week. >> you're here more than me. >> and music from viva brother. >> they closed the whole freeway down so oprah could go for a jog. >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel with a word about the casio g'zone commando, the 3g android smartphone with a rugged design that meets military specs for water and shock resistance. in other words, it's the smartphone that's as tough as it is smart. but don't just take my word for it -- let's dial my friend here. [ phone ringing ] >> who's this? >> jimmy: hi, yeah, it's jimmy. >> j jmy kimmel? >> jimmy: yes, jimmy kimmel. yeah, we've got you out on hollywood boulevard in a dunk tank. and that's my cousin sal. cousin sal has a pretty good arm. sal is going to try to dunk you while you're on your g'zone phone. did you hear that? >> i hear that. >> jimmy: are you ready for this? >> i'm ready for this. >> jimmy: okay, here we go. let him have it. a little lower. okay, he's getting -- he's getting a lot closer. >> jimmy: can yo
Jul 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: as fellow prisoners scream from the holding cells, levy aaron walked into court expressionless. this is our first close up look at the man who police say kidnapped, murdered, and dismembered 8 the 8-year-old boy. >> formal reading of the charges enter a plea of not guilty. >> the charges upgraded to first-degree murder and kidnapping. investigators say he took advantage of this little boy. seen on surveillance video lost walking home from summer camp. he asked aaron a stranger for directions. police say aaron took him away, tied him up and dismembered his body. >> i have some serious concerns about the defendant's mental state. his cognitive abilities. he's indicated to me that he hears voices and some hallucinations involved as well. >> reporter: in fact, law enforcement sources tell nbc aaron giggled as he confessed to killing the boy. saying he went for a towel to smother him. aaron told place the boy fought back a little bit until eventually he stopped breathing. >> to the best of my knowledge he hasn't expressed any remorse. >> reporter: thursday police searched aaron's ho
Jul 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist in for eun yang this morning. welcome to "news 4 today." it is monday, july 4th. >> let's take a live look outside right now. looks pretty clear at the moment, at least no rain. probably have some clouds overhead, though. we'll talk to tom in just a moment. 74 degrees. >>> first, more than 10,000 people are waking up without power. last check, more than 8,000 dominion power customers in northern virginia remain in the dark. pepco is reporting about 1,200 outages. novec has 40 customers without power right now. >> making progress getting the numbers down. tom, more storms possible later in the day? >>> unfortunately, yes. late this afternoon and for the events on the mall, there is the possibility of a passing thunderstorm this evening. right now no travel problems weatherwise. we have a dry sky over washington and throughout most of the region. although those little blips of blue that you see on radar on the left of your screen, those are light showers in the central and southern shenandoah valley. they're drifting off to the east
Jul 20, 2011 11:00am EDT
>>> and good morning. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm aaron gilchrist in for barbara harrison. it's wednesday, july 20th, 2011. we begin this morning with a major water main break in montgomery county. here's a look from chopper 4 earlier today. you can see the mess that this caused during the morning commute, as well as the damage to the roadway there. right now crews are busy repairing that break while rerouting traffic. this is not just happening in one spot, but along several areas along georgia avenue in wheaton. news 4's tracee wilkins is live for us this morning with more details. tracee? >> reporter: good morning, aaron. take a look here behind me. they have found their problem, but now they're working to try and actually get to it. wsse is doing this work, yes, in the middle of georgia avenue. it's going to be bad news for folks who are trying to head southbound. finding the 16-inch water main that caused 4 million gallons of water to spew from underground in wheaton took a few hours. it was finally located at shorefield and georgia avenue. when the water was running, the
Jul 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
-breaking month. >> reporter: 25-year-old dylan smith and his 26-year-old boyhood friend aaron levy are two of them. >> introducing >> reporter: in 2005 they opened a company called box which allows companies to share and store files from cell phones, ipads and androids. in the last nine months, dylan and aaron almost doubled their work force. they are now up to 6 million users, and they are moving to a new building three times as large. >> we wanted to be right in the center of silicon valley where there is much more talent and much more capital, much more access to resources, and i think this is the place to do that. >> reporter: they expect to more than triple their revenue every year for the foreseeable future. >> the biggest temptation is probably to try to do too much, although we are growing very quickly. we really need to focus on what's going to drive the most value for the business. >> reporter: it does seem that every corner in the silicon valley has an office park fully occupied by hot, high-tech companies. of course, it was that way back in the 1990s, and then the bubb
Jul 23, 2011 3:00am PDT
, directed to aaron starr -- direct it to aaron starr, or you can direct us to -- to write some recommendations for the planning department to consider. >> hello. i am with the planning department's staff. i am going to present to you the proposed legislation introduced as part of the planning department recommendation. i will start by going over current recommendations and finally the staff proposal. currently, there are 13 definitions for eating and drinking uses in the planning code. mirkarimi's legislation would modify three of those -- retail coffee stores, self-service restaurants, and large fast food restaurants. the fast food restaurants are currently differentiated by the total square footage and number of seats, limited to one dozen square feet and 56. also, coffee shops are not permitted to have on-site food preparation or equipment to reheat food and prepare meals. large self-service restaurants are not permitted in and eight neighborhood district, and small self-service restaurants and video stores require conditional use authorization. what this legislation would d
Jul 15, 2011 4:30am EDT
the american legion and the woodrow wilson bridge are both open and a smooth ride for you so far. aaron and joe, back to you. >> danella, thanks. >>> police have arrested a woman in connection with an acid attack on a mother and child of prince george's county. katrina watts was carrying her daughter out of her car when she was splashed with acid in oxon hill last year. for the first time she describes what happened during that chemical attack. >> and she just throws acid on me and my daughter. i don't even -- at that point, my face is burning. i can't see. immediately my eyes are blurry. i can feel my lips swelling up. >> attack left watts disfigured. investigators say tamara jackson masterminded the attack because watts dated her ex-boyfriend. they also say she convinced her friend takia anderson to carry attack out. >>> police are trying to figure out who vandalized a montgomery county school. this happened at herbert hoover school in rockville. there were sexual images and hate language on the walls, doors, windows, and furniture. no arrests have been made in this case. >>> an indictment ag
Jul 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
on this surveillance tape walking behind him. >> aaron took lieby to his apartment where he caused the child to ingest a large number of drugs and then aaron use aid towel to smother the child until he died. >> reporter: drugged, murdered and then dismembered. a grand jury indicted aaron on eight counts, including first-degree murder. aaron faces life without parole and is currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. at his arraignment earlier this week, his lawyer voiced concerns about his client's mental state. >> he's indicated he hears thha >> reporter: the other attorney quil quit this week. in a statement, his family says they continue to grieve and the ache in their hearts will remain forever. to honor him, his parents also created a memorial fund in his name. for today, mitchell franzen. >>> reports reportedly have a confession from the suspect but what could they be looking for inside his home. with us is criminologist, attorney and contributor to "in session," kacey jordan. good morning. >> good morning. let's begin with some evidence police have seen taking out of aaron's home. what are t
Jul 13, 2011 5:30pm EDT
. a 35-year-old man is arrested after the remains of a missing brooklyn boy were found inside leavy aaron's refrigerator and duffle sister. police say the boy had asked aaron for directions an amber alert was issued for 8-year- old. he didn't return home after spending the day at camp. police say aaron has implicated himself in the boy's death. >>> a double amputee iraq war veteran who were killed after being thrown off of a roller coaster never should have been allowed to ride in the first place. but park operators say no criminal charges according to authorities. sergeant james hang myer died friday when he was thrown from a ride. he fell 120 feet. the father of 2 had lost both his legs to a roadside bomb in 2008. a funeral service is planned for tomorrow. >>> the metro dome in minneapolis finally looks back to normal. the heavy snow caused the inflatable roof to collapse last december. no one was inside at the time. the collapse put the stadium out of commission. minnesota vikings were forced to play elsewhere for the rest of the nfl season. workers finished installing the new roof a
Jul 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
never showed up. a police searched for the child led them to 35-year-old levi aaron's home that i mean to found the door open, aaron just sitting there. >> asked where the boy was, aaron nodded toward the kitchen where detectives observed blood on the freezer handle of the refrigerator. inside was a cutting board with three carving knives with remains on them. some were in the freezer and others in the dumpster. >> both the victim and the suspect lived in the tightly knit jewish community in that neighborhood. this was the first time he had been allowed to walk the route alone. his parents had actually taken him on a test run just the day before to make sure he knew the way so he would make it home safely. what on earth makes someone do that to a child and what can you do to protect your own kids from these predators? lindsey mastis has more. >> what happened is unimaginable. >> remains believed to be those of the missing boy who was found by detectives in the refrigerator. >> police believe it was a crime of opportunity for the alleged killer. but why would anyone kill a child, e
Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
to his car on monday, saying that aaron took him upstate to a wedding and then brought him back to his apartment and that's where police say that aaron killed the boy. aaron's ex-wife says she is shaken by this case. >> you know, nobody knows what is going on. i have been in total shock. my phone has been ringing off the hook. >>> meanwhile, someone has started a free levi facebook page and it has sparked widespread outrage. the comments apparently are so vicious that we cannot read them to you on the air. it is not clear about when they will appear in court next. but police and prosecutors, they say that they confessed to the murder. >>> federal agents have busted up a massive international heroin trafficking ring that was working out of dulles international airport. that would go from dulles to distribution points in dc and northern virginia. and then on to baltimore and new york city. and the smugglers flew on direct flights on commercial airlines and allegedly hid the drugs in especially made suitcases, including carry-on luggage. >> the couriers made about $15,000 per trip. so the
Jul 14, 2011 4:00pm EDT
's office on the block where he disappeared. police rushed to the home of 35-year-old levy aaron. >> when detectives asked where the boy was, aaron nodded toward the kitchen. where detectives observed blood on the freezer handle of the refrigerator. >> reporter: law enforcement sources tell nbc news aaron confessed, telling them he drove him to a wedding. then brought him to his house, where he watched tv and then fell asleep. the next day, aaron told police he saw the flyers about his disappearance and told them, i panicked and was afraid. went for a towel to smother him. police say the boy's body was dismembered, with body parts found in the suspect's freezer and a nearby dumpster. police sources say the confession ends, i understand this may be wrong, and i'm sorry for the hurt that i have caused. >> i'm still in shock. i need some time to process what's happening in this neighborhood. >> reporter: this is a tight-knit community where ultra orthodox jews live together and protect each other. his accused killer, an orthodox jew. >> this was not some stranger who came from somewhere else
Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
believe he asked aaron for directions. well, by the time the police got to aaron's apartment they found the door ajar and aaron just sitting there inside. >> when detectives asked where the boy was, aaron nodded toward the kitchen where detectives observed blood on the freezer handle of the refrigerator. inside the refrigerator was a cutting board with three carving naives with blood on them. some of the remains were in the freezer. and others in the dumpster 2.5 miles away. >> reporter: just a nightmare scenario there, lesli and anita. police are still questioning aaron and investigating exactly what the cause of death might have been for the boy. but aaron has made statements linking him to the crime. it left residents shocked about what happened. one other note. we are told this was the first time that he had been allowed to walk the route himself. the day before his parents took him on a dry run. they wanted to make sure he knew the way. they wanted to make sure he got home safe. lesli? >> derek, the story just breaks your heart. it really does. >>> now we go to india where they are
Jul 5, 2011 5:00am EDT
'm aaron gilchrist. eun yang is off today. we take a live look outside after this independence day. we anticipate more summer heat today. >> that's what it sounds like. let's go to tom kierein. he's got all the details. >>> close call last night. the storms just missed the mall thankfully for the 500,000 plus people that were there. they stayed dry for the most part. and temperatures now this morning are cooling down. west and north of washington, a pleasant summer morning under way. we have the first light of dawn showing up, and it's in the 60s in much of fairfax and montgomery county and points west and north. however, in washington, points south and east, it's still rather steamy in the low and mid-70s. it will gradually be drying out there. look at those storms passing just south of washington overnight. now things have settled down, and we have just a few lingering sprinkles, lower eastern shore and the northern neck. there's the washington monument under a clearing sky now. really looking much better with the humidity levels dropping. the visibility levels are much better there
Jul 13, 2011 11:00am EDT
>>> good morning and welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm aaron gilchrist in for barbara harrison. it's wednesday, july 13th, 2011. we begin with breaking news in capitol heights, maryland. we're getting pictures from chopper 4 that's over the scene of a water main break. this is in the 500 park of hampton park boulevard. water was gushing from that break, doing damage to the roadway there as well, obviously. water crews are just arriving on the scene. we have live pictures from chopper 4. it looks as though the water has stopped flowing. you can see some of the crews on the scene there as well. we'll continue to monitor this story and bring you more details as they become available. but for now, motorists should avoid hampton park boulevard, hampton park in the capitol heights area of maryland. >>> at this hour, more breaking news from hyattsville. police there are looking for a murderer in prince george's county. a man was found dead in the 2300 block of 51st first place in hyattsville. news 4's melissa mollet is live on the scene for us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, a
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